Said H.D. Page of Hotel California's dynamic career, "He will definitely be missed. In my mind he was one of the grittiest bulls going and I will absolutely miss him. He was kind of my baby and when they reach the level he was at, it leaves a big void when they're gone."
Echoed PBR Vice President Cody Lambert, "I was recently interviewed about PBR World Champion Bull contenders and in each conversation Hotel California came to the forefront of the discussion. He was an extremely hard working bull and one of the top five contenders for the 2005 PBR World Champion Bull honor in my opinion. The last time I watched him buck I told H.D. that Hotel California works harder at it than any bull out there." Continued Lambert, "The odds were stacked against him from day one, but he overcame them. Considering that had he been completely healthy in his career, he was still a small bull, and had his stature to overcome. He had a disease that damaged his muscle tone and although he probably should have died about three years ago, he just refused to lay down."
Every effort was made to save Hotel California, who was transported to Oklahoma State University's veterinary medicine facility for treatment. While autopsy results are still pending, preliminary findings reveal that the cause of death was reportedly kidney problems.
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